Hawkerhouse. New venue. Even better. With winter on its way, there’s no need to panic about your street food feasting, as Street Feast London’s Hawkerhouse brings food and booze indoors.
Street Feast London are known for taking abandoned, derelict buildings in your “not so hip” areas of London, and transforming them into that place I’m rushing off to after clocking off on a Friday evening. Take Lewisham’s Model Market: I wouldn’t have previously ventured into Lewisham, or known about the old 1950s indoor and outdoor market that was home to one of Street Feast’s food and booze “vibe” spots this summer. Now I’m in a race to try everything from SE Bakery to Spit and Roast’s buttermilk fried chicken burger.
The latest – Hawkerhouse – has made the move to a warehouse space in South East London’s Canada Water. It’s close enough to the city without the hustle and is inspired by the indoor “hawker” night markets in Asia. So what can Street Feast visitors old and new expect?
With two floors there’s no moaning about not getting a seat. Get there early with a friend or in a group – Friday and Saturday plans are solved. It’s time to feast.
More is more.
With #FOMO and a line-up of around 14 street food traders you will want to try as much as possible. This is the perfect excuse to share sliders, buns, arepas, everything. #shameless
If you’ve been before you’ll have seen (and probably tasted) B.O.B.’s Lobster, Breddos, Busan BBQ, Hanoi Kitchen, Mother Clucker, Yum Bun, Rola Wala’s naan sliders, Smokestak’s amazing meats and treats for your sweet tooth from the Meringue Girls. Prawnography (think massive tiger prawns) are the new kids on the block, along with Petare’s Venezuelan arepas, Meat Hook’s amazing steaks and more!
Drinks are sorted!
There are eight new bars including the Hangar Bar for festival-sized cocktails and beers, a craft beer Can Hatch, Street Vin for wines as well as the #WhiskyRoulette from the Whisky Bar. Treat yourself to cocktails from Milk & Honey’s Mercury Lounge.
With summer over, there’s no need for hibernating ’til next year’s street food feasting on rooftops, in old markets and cool Shoreditch spots. I’ve found my latest Friday night pastime.
Hawker House | Canada Street, London SE16 | Open every Fri/Sat from 5pm ’til late. Opening from 29 January 2016 for 10 weekends ’til 2 April 2016 | Free before 7pm, £3 after.